Health Worker Migration Research


Source" Country Perspectives on the Migration of Highly Trained Health Personnel: Causes, Consequences and Responses, CIHR, 2010-2015

Selected Presentations:

  • Bourgeault, I.L. (2017) Gendered Dimensions of Health Worker Migration across Four Source Countries. Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Bourgeault, I.L. Contrasting Source and Destination Country Perspectives on the Migration of Health Workers. Global Health Migration Symposium, University of Sydney, Nov. 6, 2014.

  • Bourgeault, I.L. Source Country Perspectives on the Migration of Health Workers: Philippines Policy Dialogue. Manila, April 7, 2014.

Key Publications:


Brain Drain, Brain Gain or Brain Waste: An Examination of Health Providers who Migrate to Canada, SSHRC, 2006-2009

ON THE MOVE:  Health Care Provider Migration Policy in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Australia, CIHR, 2006-2010

Selected Presentations:

  • Bourgeault, I.L. International Trade Agreements and HRH Panel, International Health Workforce Collaborative Conference, London, UK, May, 2015.

  • Bourgeault, I.L. Professions and the Migration of Expert Labour. The Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism, University of Helsinki, Nov, 2015.

  • Bourgeault, I.L. The Balancing Act of Regulating Migration: Comparing Canada, Brazil, the Philippines & Cuba. Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, Brazil, Nov., 2013.

  • Bourgeault, I.L. The Migration and Integration of IMGs in Canada & Australia: Changing Context of Immigration and Regulatory Policy. University of Warwick, March, 2013

Key Publications:


Migrant Health Care Workers In Aging Societies, SSHRC, 2007-2009

Selected Presentations: 

  • Bourgeault, I.L. (with B.L. Lowell, S. Spencer & E. O’Shea) The role of migrant care workers in aging societies: older adult care in the U.S., the U.K., Ireland & Canada. International Organization on Migration, Geneva, Feb., 2010.

Key Publications

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